Not all our degus are still with us, and we would like to have a separate poll for them. Please ignore the part of the poll title that includes "rehomed degus," they can be included in the living degus poll.
All male One was 2 - nearly 3 years old - post-op infection in jaw One 4 3/4 years old - cause unknown One 5 1/2 - cause respiratory issues/possible heart failure One estimated 11/12 - put to sleep due to severe arthritis
I have a lot of them : 8 years – Lilac (1) 6 years – Sean (1) 4 years – Azure, Go, Roku, Meiyo, Gi, Yuu (6) 3 years - Chuugi (1) A day or two old – San (1)
Stillborn premature – Azure had 4 pups born hairless/dead
Causes of death (well, for all but one, euthanasia actually killed them but that aside) include complications due to spurs and overgrown molar roots, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction/damage, abdominal tumour, gastric torsion, heart failure, and unknown.